Sunday, May 13

How Griffin Got Lucky!

When my friend A___ married my friend J___, she owned a brown spaniel mix dog named Benson. Benson had curly hair like a poodle, and it was soft and cuddly. He weighed about 40-50 lbs. and he was a wonderful pet. About 2 months ago, Benson passed away, leaving both of them sad beyond belief. They didn't think they wanted to get another dog right away, so they resigned themselves to being dog-less.

About 2 weeks ago, J said to A: "I think we ought to think about getting another dog. We are just too sad." A agreed and it was decided that they would begin a search for the perfect dog.

Later that night, J had a dream, which he told A about on waking: Someone had come to their home and taken J out to the garage. "Look up in the rafters" he said, and when J looked, there were four dogs up there.

A asked, "What did they look like?" and J said that he could only remember one of them - a gray and scruffy-looking mutt.

That morning, after they had gone to work together at their business, a friend called, telling them that she wanted to bring a dog to see them. He had been at the SPCA for 29 days and was scheduled to be gassed on the 30th day, if no one adopted him. This friend was from a rescue agency, and she knew that this dog was too good to let die. So she brought him to their business to visit, and he has never left their side! They named him Griffin, and I met him this week. He is the sweetest, calmest, 2 yr. old gray and scruffy-looking mutt I've ever met. He allowed me to scratch his cheeks, while looking up at me with a big smile on his face which seemed to say, "I have landed in Heaven here, and I know it".
I think he has.
(If I can get a good photo of Griffin, I'll post it asap.)

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !! TO:
birth mothers
adoptive mothers
mothers-to-be
foster mothers
surrogate mothers
Godmothers
grandmothers
great-grandmothers
wannabe mothers
and anyone I have left out!

33 comments:

scrappintwinmom said...

That's a great story! DH and I want to do something similar...just waiting for our last cat to go to the great litter box in the sky. Here via Michele - have a great Mother's Day!

Kismet said...

I love that Griffin story!

And I wished a Happy Mother's day to everyone you did! Stop by :)


~K!

raehan said...

You told that story so well.

I'm strting to fall in love our new sweet guy. Rachel wants to start calling him luvey boy.

mar said...

Aww, nice story! My parents just got a little cat and are delighted with the new addition to the family.
Here's a sit to put an accent in your life *wink*

Happy Mother's Day to you!!! it was celebrated last sunday here in Spain but I guess the rest of Europe is celebrating today as well!

Blitz Krieg said...

And Happy Mother's day to you!

Star said...

happy Mothers Day to you.

Dawn said...

That's a great story and I can't wait to see a picture!

Happy Mothers Day!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Wonderful story for this special day Judy....Happy Mother's Day to you...

Gerbera Daisy said...

Loved the dog story!! Hope you enjoy your Mother's Day!!!

Bob-kat said...

I am so glad your friends and Griffin found each other. It seems that it was meant to be!

hanulf said...

What a wonderful story! Happy Mothers Day - i am including myself in your "wannabe mothers" category... :)

Michele says hi, btw

Beverly said...

That's a great story. Lucky Griffin! Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Geraldo said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!
Great story! My brother has 3 dogs, all of them rescued from the street, and they all seem to know it, they adore him!

poopie said...

Aww...Griffin is about as lucky as my Butterbean. That's how we got her! Happy Mommies Day Judy :)

vicki said...

And Happy Mother's Day to you, Judy!
This is a wonderful story and I'm certain that Griffin knows enough to be eternally grateful. That's just win-win all the way around.

I hope you're having a peaceful and pleasant day, dear friend!

Sonia said...

Love this story, Judy! I am truly an in love "dog people"! Flora, my adorable friend was rescued from the University campus by my daughter Sofia.

I wish to you a wonderful Mother's Day!

rosemary said...

Hope your day is/was wonderful.

sage said...

A wonderful story!

sage said...

and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAy

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Reading about Griffin made me smile! (and I'm not a dog person). I bet he is really cute. Happy Mother's Day!

The Turmanators said...

Here from Michelle's.

What a great story! One of our dogs just passed away and our other pup is sooo lonely. Shhh...our children don't know, but we are scouting the SPCA for another dog. Hope we are as lucky as your friends.

Happy Mother's Day to you, too.

vicki said...

('Tis a carp at Roxanne's ;-p )

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Ah, Judy, this is so sweet. Almost got tears coming out of me.

Tia said...

I would LOVE to see a picture of this lucky mutt! =)) Good for him, and for them. People like your friends deserve a little extra slice of heaven!

Babette said...

Happy Mother's Day and thanks for the great Griffin story, Judy!

Quit carping, Vicki!

WordWhiz said...

Wow...what a great story!

Sometime soon I'll post an update on Paul's dog situation. His dog, Sally, died last summer from Lyme Disease. She was an old dog, but it was still sad. He told his 21 and 22 year-old kids, "NO MORE DOGS!" They're both finishing up college and will be moving out in the next couple of years and Paul doesn't want the responsibility of a dog.

Want to guess where this is heading???

Shephard said...

very sweet story. I love pet happy endings. :)
~S

Anna said...

I hope that you had a happy day Judy!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

And a belated HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you, dear Judy...Sorry I have not been by...I LOVE this storu of Griffin...It is just perfect, in every way...How wonderful that your friends decided to adopt again and that the person from the rescue place called...Etc., Etc., Etc...And of course, my favorite part is "the dream", and then, there is the 'dream' dog, come into reality! Lovely, in every way!

Badaunt said...

I love it that Griffin found just the right family for him.

One of my colleagues found his dog in a pet store, obviously unhappy there, and fell in love. (Pet stores in Japan are often not very nice.) It was a big surprise to all of us, but what I like most about it is that the dog has changed the man. My colleague used to be very unapproachable and remote, but the dog has CHANGED him. His dog has turned him into a friendly person. He always has pictures of her on his mobile, so if he is being unapproachable you can turn him back into a friendly person by asking how the dog is doing.

I think it is a very good reason to get a dog, for some people, at least.

srp said...

What a heartwarming story... My now long since departed Dottie was like that except for the calm part. She was scheduled to be put down so we took her home. The fattest beagle I have ever known, never met a person she didn't love. I still miss her.

Carolyn said...

How wonderful for all of them!

Happy belated Mothers Day to you! And I included myself in the step-mother catagory ;)

Jamie Dawn said...

I hope your Mother's Day was a goodie.

What a sweet story about Griffin. I'm sure they are as happy to have him and he is to be there.